the most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us! thanksgiving truly snuck up on me this year, it’s so hard to fathom that it’s next week! but I know a lot of us are looking forward to black friday shopping, too. I didn’t start utilizing black friday deals until the last few years but I will tell you it is the best way to save on your christmas shopping! obviously there are too many black friday deals to count (let alone post!) so I am sharing items from my christmas list with you and where you can find the best deals!
it is so surreal that I am OFFICIALLY DONE WITH ACCUTANE!!!! overall, my journey has lasted about 12 months. I had my initial consult last november and started my preliminary lab tests. as far as the medication part, I ended up being on it a little longer than normal, just because we weren’t seeing the progress we were hoping to by month 6, but if it’s what kept me from having to go through the process all over again, then I’m not complaining. truthfully, I would have been done a lot sooner but I was so bad about missing a random day here or there that it delayed my end date. oops, but oh well.Continue reading “my accutane journey: months 8 + 9”
I decided to do this update a little differently by combining the last couple of months into one post. month 6 was actually a very bad month in terms of progress, so it was frustrating (and little embarrassing) and I felt like it didn’t warrant an “update” post since it regressed rather than progressed. I’m not sure whether it was my diet or stress or both, but at one point I had about 3 pimples on my forehead, 2 on my cheek, and 1 on my chin at a time – I’m talking like, the worst breakout I’ve had since first starting the medication. but oddly enough, month 7 was the complete opposite and I have had zero breakouts. keep reading to see the before + afters and to see some exciting news!Continue reading “my accutane journey: months 6 + 7”
there are so many things to have on hand over the summer – so I’m bringing you a few of my faves! PLUS I get to host my first giveaway! keep on reading for details! also, huge shout out to my sister Shannon for her beautiful photography skills. be sure to check out her blog the vivid for all things fashion!Continue reading “easy summer essentials, zebrawood watch + $100 giveaway!”
summer in the south is in full swing. it’s not usually something we look as it generally feels we’re going to melt within seconds of stepping out the door; we either find ourselves aggressively avoiding having to step foot outside or spending hours down at the pool or water parks to try and keep cool.Continue reading “tips for finding the best sunscreens for face + body”
this update is a couple weeks behind, but for half of this month I was on half of my regular dosage to help cut down on the weird side effects I started seeing in month 4. buuuut lucky y’all – it’s looking like these accutane journey posts may extend past 6 months! this process has been all over the place between me forgetting to take it some days, having to travel nearly 200 miles for refills, my followup appointments being inconsistently spaced lol so it’s looking like I might end up on an extra month of Accutane, which I personally don’t think will hurt. Hopefully I’m not someone who will end up having to do a second round of it all (if anything because I’m tired of being pricked by needles every month). but let’s go ahead and get started with this month’s update!Continue reading “my accutane journey: month 5”
I’m having such a hard time grasping the fact that 2018 is already halfway over. this year so far feels like such a blur – lots of ups and downs alike, but I’ve been finding a lot of strength through it, too. I’m looking forward to what the last half of the year has to offer. today I wanted to round-up my favorite posts of the year so far!Continue reading “midyear round-up”